I finished my Fall 2014 clinical placement at Mason City High School in early December. This was one of the most influential experiences, as I was able to completely take control of two classes of sophomores and really feel prepared for student teaching.
As part of my personal reflection on the semester, I asked my students to complete an ‘End of Semester Evaluation’ on me as their teacher. I told the students to be honest and not to put their names so that it could be confidential.
Below are three student reflections:
This was wonderful feedback for me as I head into my final semester of clinicals!
Based on my student feedback, I think one of my strengths is being personal with the students. I learned names right away, which helped to build relationships. I feel that my students trusted and respected me. Something that I think I can improve upon is my loudness and confidence. I wanted my students to like me, but as one student pointed out in the evaluation, I could ‘care less about what the students thought’. This is about confidence, and I know that the more time I spent at the front of the classroom, the better I’ll be at this.